History is “what happened” — but as a History major, you’ll learn to think critically about those events, sort fact from myth, and understand what the past can teach us about building a better future.

Major Roadmap

Major Roadmap

Explore your options — classes, internships, research and study abroad. Find what interests you, discover what you love, and create a major experience that jumpstarts your future. 

History Major Guide

You’ll develop employer-valued skills in analytical thinking, communication and working across cultures. Writing, teaching, law, museum curation, international business and diplomacy, and government all draw on the skills you’ll develop.

Take courses about the civil rights movement. Wars of the 20th century. Chinese history. Radicals and reformers. Intern with an Austin museum, archive or research library. You’ll learn critical and creative thinking and the importance of becoming an engaged citizen and making your voice heard. Whatever your career path, as a History major, you’ll understand the big picture.

What do our graduates do?

History majors go on to a variety of careers and graduate schools from St. Edward’s. Here’s a sample.

  • Archivist for the Texas State Archives and Library Commission
  • City attorney
  • Graduate student in the Master of Arts in Museum Studies at George Washington University
  • English Teaching Assistant in the Fulbright U.S. Student Program
  • Law students at The University of Texas at Austin and Duke University
  • Teach for America corps member

8 Reasons to Choose St. Edward’s

8 Reasons to Choose St. Edward’s

St. Edward’s is the No. 8 Best Regional University in the West in the 2020 U.S. News & World Report college ranking. In honor of our ranking, we share the top reasons to become a Hilltopper.